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How to watch Northwestern vs. Illinois: TV channel, streaming online, radio, kickoff time, betting line

HAT day is here.

NCAA Football: Northwestern at Illinois Mike Granse-USA TODAY Sports

Northwestern has arrived at its final game of the season, a battle for the Land of Lincoln trophy with in-state rival Illinois. While the national spotlight may be elsewhere today, this game is near and dear to the hearts of WIldcat faithful, and is an important stepping stone for next week’s title game. Here’s what you need to know heading into today’s battle.

Preview Links

-Three things to know about Illinois and three matchups to watch

-Why this game against Illinois means so much

-Why Northwestern will beat Illinois, and why they won’t

-Weekly press conference notes

-Should ‘Cats fans be pulling for Ohio State or Michigan in Columbus

-A look at Clayton Thorson’s throws from the past week

-A Q&A with The Champaign Room, Illinois’ SB Nation blog

-Predictions!

Broadcast Information

Game Time: 2:30 p.m. CT

TV: BTN

Radio: WGN Radio AM-720

Online: BTN2Go.com

Betting Line: Northwestern -17, O/U 58.5